Category: Regions

Aromatherapy-treated cashmere clothing

Aromatherapy-treated cashmere clothing

Imagine a cashmere sweater or robe that not only delivers the luxurious comfort that only cashmere offers, but also gives you an aromatherapy treatment and sense of well-being each time you wear it. That’s what Subtle Luxury, a fashion line of women’s sweaters and comfort wear, have come up with for their Fall 2006 season. […]

Gourmet food and fine wine weekend at Swinton Park

Swinton Park in Masham, North Yorkshire,  has planned an innovative weekend which is sure to delight the experienced food and wine connoisseurs – and convert the budding gourmet!   A packed but suitably leisurely weekend will allow guests to experience some of the finest local food, and the award-winning cuisine of Head Chef Andy Burton. […]

Top 10 business hotels opened in 2005

Top 10 business hotels opened in 2005

According to Forbes, the top 10 business hotels to open last year were: Intercontinental Financial Street, Beijing Sofitel on Renmin Square, Xian Hotel Fox, Copenhagen Four Seasons Hotel  Hong Kong Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo Park Hyatt, Seoul The Setai, Miami The Shoreham, New York City St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco Interestingly, all […]

Quilálea Island, Mozambique, East Africa

Quilálea Island, Mozambique, East Africa

Mozambique is one of the last unspoilt areas on the east African coast, with pristine beaches and coral reefs. Several barefoot-luxury-style lodges have opened on the virtually uninhabited islands of the Bazaruto archipelago, including the nine-villa Quilálea Island resort on the Quirimbas. The island can now be reached by helicopter transfer from Pemba airport.

Starwood Hotels exploring Punta Gorda

Starwood Hotels exploring Punta Gorda

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. may be interested in establishing one of its hotels in Punta Gorda, Florida. City Manager Howard Kunik and Charlotte County Tourism Director Becky Bovell met with Starwood representatives who expressed interest in establishing a hotel on what will become the Harbor Inn Resort & Yacht Club fronting the Peace […]

Gulliver Ireland Tourism Accommodation Awards 2005

Gulliver Ireland Tourism Accommodation Awards 2005

Winners of the second  Gulliver Ireland Tourism Accommodation Awards 2005 have just been unveiled (yes, I know we’re already well into 2006 now!).  The awards recognise online marketing excellence demonstrated by hotel, guesthouse, B&B and self-catering accommodation suppliers around Ireland. The overall honour went to the  Esplanade Hotel & Fitness Centre in Bray.

New Sony Vaio laptop

New Sony Vaio laptop

Sophisticated good looks, ruggedness on the road and superb specifications make Sony Vaio the laptop of choice for many luxury travellers. The new Sony Vaio VGN-TX2 is Sony’s latest offering and it won’t disappoint. Weighing in at just 1.24 kilos, it is much slimmer than its predecessors. They’ve even managed to cram in a superslim […]

New Norwegian Cruise Line ships

New Norwegian Cruise Line ships

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced the names of its two newest ships: Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Gem, due to be delivered in   February 2007 and October 2007 respectively. Currently under construction at Meyer Werft in Germany, both the new ships will feature all the attributes of NCL`s unique modern Freestyle Cruising fleet with […]

Worried about getting your iPod wet?

Worried about getting your iPod wet?

The San Diego company H2O audio has further developed the “waterproof” cases that it launched in 2004, and improved upon the earlier offering.  At the recent Consumer Electronics Show, they showed one  fully immersed in water and yet still pumping out tunes. The product is designed to keep the iPod dry in up to 10 […]

Between the Bridges, Abu Dhabi

Between the Bridges, Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and the Al Jaber Establishment today officially announced that their iconic joint venture project, Between the Bridges (BTB) – a complex comprising a five Star hotel, luxury villas, executive apartments and a full service retail and spa facility – is currently under construction in Abu Dhabi. The first phase […]

Arabian Travel Market 2006

Arabian Travel Market 2006

Leading international luxury hotels Arabella Sheraton, Sun International, Kwantu Private Game Reserve, Solimer Golf Resort & Spa, Le Passage To India, Leading Hotels of the World, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, and Raffles have already committed their participation at this year’s Arabian Travel Market, four months before the region’s premier travel […]

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Stay in The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur and you could shop, dine out and relax by the swimming pool without stepping outside the confines of the complex.   This 248-room hotel tower is connected by a walkway to the Ritz-Carlton Residence, and then to the Starhill Gallery, Malaysia’s newest and most exclusive shopping mall. It also […]

Setai condos

Setai condos

The Setai Resort announced today that it has started sales of hotel condominium units in its newest tower. This collection of 50 ultra-luxury hotel condo suites has been custom designed and built in the style of the Setai Hotel.   They that come equipped with Duxiana beds, Irish Linens, BOSE surround sound systems, Lavazza espresso […]

New luxury hotel in Valencia, Spain

New luxury hotel in Valencia, Spain

A new luxury hotel is set to become the centrepiece of Valencia’s increasingly sophisticated seafront. The five-star Hotel Balneario Las Arenas is set in the 19th Century Las Arenas spa building, beside Malvarrosa beach, and its 253 rooms offer hydromassage cabins and bathtubs, free minibars, plasma TV screens, wireless internet access and CD players.

Taos Winter Wine Festival

Taos Winter Wine Festival

There’s still time to grab tickets for the Taos Winter Wine Festival, held in New Mexico’s best ski country, Taos.   The 20th annual festival takes place from 18th to 28th January 2006. Winemaker dinners, vertical and blind tastings, seminars and panels fill the schedule, but you’ll be able to squeeze in time on the […]

Valentine's at Malmaison

Valentine’s at Malmaison

Malmaison will be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year with a special offer for couples, available throughout its nine UK hotels. Spend the night in a luxurious Mal suite, and enjoy Champagne on ice, chocolate dipped strawberries, aromatic oils and candles, a chilled Mal CD and a Champagne breakfast in bed. The Valentine’s package at Malmaison […]